Body Satisfaction among Overweight Mid-life Women: Pre- and Post- Intervention
Keywords:Self-Objectification, Weight-Preoccupation, Body Satisfaction, Body Weight, Intervention
The goal of the study was to identify the effect of a reduced-calorie diet combined with exercise on weight preoccupation, self-objectification, and body satisfaction among mid-life women who were either obese or overweight. Participants were women with an average age of 51.5 years, with 50% being overweight and 50% obese. A total of 34 usable data were obtained twice, before and after the 12-week intervention program. Body satisfaction was significantly improved, suggesting that the reduced calorie regime with exercise effectively improves body image. The results provide the utilization of a successful intervention program to help alleviate body image stress.
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